ERIC Number: ED351649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
At-Risk Report, 1991-92. What Does the Future Hold?
Texas schools were required by educational reform legislation to identify students at risk of dropping out and to notify their parents. The Austin Independent School District developed operational definitions for the State criteria. For grades 9-12 the brief descriptors for these definitions are age, achievement, Fs, and the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills. In 1991-92 for grades 7-12, the most important findings were: (1) the number of students considered at risk was 44% of the enrollment; (2) high school students were more likely to be at risk than grade 7 and 8 students; (3) a greater proportion of the Hispanic and Black enrollment were identified as at risk than American Indian, Asian, or White; and (4) more males were at risk than females. The most important findings for grades PK-6 in 1991-92 included: the percentage of at-risk students which had been declining reversed; the number of students considered at risk was 36.7% of enrollment; the majority of at-risk students became at risk while at the elementary level; a greater proportion of the Hispanic and Asian enrollment was identified as at risk than Black, American Indian, or White; the number of at-risk students in grade one greatly decreased in 1991-92; and one-third of elementary at-risk students were limited English proficient. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.